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Showbiz Junkies: Justin Lin Talks About Not Doing Fast and Furious 6 and His Interest in TV

posted by Gracie Zheng

Justin LinDuring the recent 2013 CinemaCon in Las Vegas, film director Justin Lin the talked about his next step after Fast and Furious 6 and going into TV some day.

Q: What’s the reason behind not doing the Fast and Furious 7?

Lin: I’ve done four of these. Every time we got an opportunity to do another one, there are certain things I have to line up. I just felt like it was time on this one. It seems very appropriate that we were able to wrap a lot of things up.

Now eight years later we’ve been able to fulfill everything. The franchise is in a great place. It’s time for me to move on and let someone else take over.

Q: What do you want to do next? Do you want to stick with action movie?

Lin: I’ve been very fortunate last ten years. I came from the indie world where I was making credit card movies ten years ago. Now I have the opportunity to develop and work on everything from mini-budget, low-budget, big-budget, to comedies, different genres. Having these choices mean everything to me. It’s something I dreamed of ten years ago, and something I don’t take lightly.

I really want to enjoy the end of 6, take a couple days, and work on stuff. It could be a big action movie. It could be an indie, drama. Whatever comes alive, I’m going to jump on it.

Q: Would you be interested in going into TV in the future? What TV are you watching right now?

Lin: Oh definitely. I love Community, Breaking Bad and Homeland. I love TV because it’s a medium right now where you can really explore characters through long arcs. That’s something I love doing as a film maker and something I look forward to.

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